HYDERABAD: The Central government accorded permission for the construction of a flyover at Amberpet on Hyderabad-Uppal National Highway 202. As Amberpet junction is the busiest road, the state government earlier sent a proposal for the construction of a flyover there. “The Centre accorded permission for the construction of flyover, which costs around `338 crore,” Roads and Buildings minister Tummala Nageswara Rao said here on Saturday.
The 1.415 km long four-way flyover near Amberpet will ease the traffic in the city, the minister said, adding that they would spend `229 crore on land acquisition for the flyover and `111.71 crore for the construction of the flyover. The flyover will start at Selam Bible Church at Golnaka and end at Mukram hotel near Amberpet big market. The flyover requires 4.62 acres of land.
The minister said that the condition of roads in Hyderabad were not better when compared to other cities in the country. Nageswara Rao said that they also sent proposals to the Centre for carrying out studies on traffic snarls, water pipelines, cable ducts and other systems on the city roads.
He said that the total length of the roads in the city was 9,204.15 km. Out of which, 9,103.35 km were managed by GHMC. The NH wing of Roads and Buildings are managing 84.50 km and R&B department is maintaining 16.3 km radial roads.
FEW ROADS IN HYDERABAD
45 lakh- vehicles in Hyderabad
16% -increase in vehicle numbers annually
The increase of population is 5% every year
800 - new vehicles are coming on roads every day
As per Central Road Research Institute’s study, 20 per cent of the total geographical area of Hyderabad should have roads. But, the roads occupy only 12% of the total geographical area of Hyderabad